BERLIN -- Seven German second division clubs won't take part in a tabloid-led initiative to declare solidarity for refugees in a backlash against controversial newspaper Bild.
St. Pauli, Union Berlin, Freiburg, Bochum, Nuremberg, Duisburg and Kaiserslautern all declared by Friday that their players will not wear a pro-refugee patch promoted by Bild.
Amid Europe's refugee crisis, the newspaper wanted players at all first and second division games this weekend to display a patch on their left...
The German Football League (DFL) has announced that clubs in the country's top two divisions will wear a "refugees welcome" logo on their left sleeve this weekend.
However, not all 36 teams have agreed to join the campaign, which was initiated by the nation's biggest tabloid Bild, with the traditionally left-wing club St Pauli saying it preferred other means of support for the cause.
German football clubs and fans have played a leading role in raising awareness for the ongoing refugee crisis.
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The striker, 21, who moved to Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2012, will be managed by former Anfield favourite Markus Babbel.
He has made two senior appearances for Liverpool, both in the 2012-13...